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Glendullan 18-year-old

Overall rating
89.42/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB170
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Bottled
1989
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
64.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
22 Jul 2007 7:11 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 855.18

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Whisky Reviews for Glendullan 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.42 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with a few drops of water.
    This is much better than I was expecting, the power is awesome, the only other whisky with this sort of power I have tried are 1972 Brora's, believe me that is a compliment.
    The more older Glendullans I have the more I like the distillery which is really underrated in my view.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apple strudel mixed with brandy springs to mind here, I like it.
      Rum & raisin ice cream, double cream, caramel slices, spices of various descriptions.
      The sherry is coming through so is sticky toffee pudding.
      Nice nose.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Creamy mouthfeel and the power is telling, my tongue has gone numb.
      Nice sweetness, some peat and an atomic bomb size pepper bomb but the overall effect is really good.
      There is a little fudge, dark moist sponge cake, the sherry is equally weighted with the peat.
      If it was a little sweeter it would get over 90
    • Finish
      91 91
      Calms down a little , or so I thought but then another ground assault of pepper lashed over your tongue
      Great stuff

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Managers Dram OB bottled 1989-1995 15-19 years 60%-66.2% H2H

    The clear winner here was the Aberfeldy 1991, sorting out 2nd place was very difficult but on the second tasting I gave the nod to the Glendullan with the Glen Elgin a close 3rd.
    What is clear here is that there is an emphasis on peat & pepper in most of these bottlings.
    My palate is smashed , the high abv made for an interesting H2H,

    Tasting Order
    1 – Aberfeldy
    2 – Cardhu
    3 – Craganmore
    4 – Glendullan
    5 – Glen Elgin
    6 – Glen Ord (Ord)
    7- Oban 16 year 200th Anniversary
    8 – Oban 19 year

    Result
    1 – Aberfeldy bottled 1991 19 year 61.3% WB ID 25 - 93p
    2 – Glendullan bottled 1989 18 year 64% WB ID 170 -91p
    3 – Glen Elgin bottled 1993 16 year 60% WB ID 454 -90p
    4 – Oban bottled 1994 16 year 64%, 200th Anniversary WB ID 9869 -90p
    5 – Glen Ord bottled 1991 16 year 66.2% WB ID 12618 -89p
    6 – Oban bottled 1995 19 year 59.8% WB ID 453 -88p
    7 – Cardhu bottled 1989 15 year 63% WB ID 17868 -85p
    8 – Cragganmore bottled 1992 17 year 62% WB ID 20097 -84p

    All whisky was tasted with 3-4 small drops of water form a pipette

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Managers Dram OB bottled 1989-1995 15-19 years 60%-66.2% H2H

    The clear winner here was the Aberfeldy 1991, sorting out 2nd place was very difficult but on the second tasting I gave the nod to the Glendullan with the Glen Elgin a close 3rd.
    What is clear here is that there is an emphasis on peat & pepper in most of these bottlings.
    My palate is smashed , the high abv made for an interesting H2H,

    Tasting Order
    1 – Aberfeldy
    2 – Cardhu
    3 – Craganmore
    4 – Glendullan
    5 – Glen Elgin
    6 – Glen Ord (Ord)
    7- Oban 16 year 200th Anniversary
    8 – Oban 19 year

    Result
    1 – Aberfeldy bottled 1991 19 year 61.3% WB ID 25
    2 – Glendullan bottled 1989 18 year 64% WB ID 170
    3 – Glen Elgin bottled 1993 16 year 60% WB ID 454
    4 – Oban bottled 1994 16 year 64%, 200th Anniversary WB ID 9869
    5 – Glen Ord bottled 1991 16 year 66.2% WB ID 12618
    6 – Oban bottled 1995 19 year 59.8% WB ID 453
    7 – Cardhu bottled 1989 15 year 63% WB ID 17868
    8 – Cragganore bottled 1992 17 year 62% WB ID 20097

    All whisky was tasted with 3-4 small drops of water form a pipette

  4. ARDBERG scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Easy to drink at 64%. A few drops of water render new nuances.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Dram Dracula did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Glendullan Manager's Dram 18 YO, OB, 64%, B: 1989. Price:Colour: Amber Nose: Floral to very floral, sweet to very sweet, herbaceous very grassy, ​​malty, relatively spicy, on tangerine, orange, some smoke and camphor key. Very good. Taste: Spicy to very spicy, intense, slightly malty and herbaceous, relatively corpuleux, complex, on sweet and bitter oranges, smoke a little camphor and slight notes of syrup against cough. The finish is long, intense, rich, thick, malty, fruity, with a little syrup against cough and camphor on almonds, smoke, tangerine and orange. Impression: A Glendullan very intense, floral and malty, with a rich and sweet sherry influence. An old excellent Glendullan. Score: 18/20 PA: G2 Review by Patrick, Whisky-News.com

  6. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Glendullan 18 yo 'Manager's Dram' (64%, OB, 1989)
    For Scottish Malt Distillers staff, obviously distilled in the very
    early 1970s. Colour: amber. Nose: who cares if it’s the cask that did
    all the work? This is pretty magnificent, surprisingly smooth (ha,
    smooth!) and laden with notes of old polished wood, pipe tobacco, cedar
    wood, Seville oranges and then wet rocks and gravel. It’s got a slight
    cognacqy side, with touches of ripe peaches and maybe a little rancio.
    Pure loveliness and no ‘excesses’. With water: once again, more
    medicinal notes – beautiful ones. Natural camphor, turpentine, tincture
    of iodine… Then more fresh almonds.  Mouth (neat): high extraction and
    high power, which makes it a little difficult and Stroh-ish (do you know
    Austria’s Stroh 80? Quite an adventure ;-)) With water: much in line
    with the nose, highly herbal and medicinal. Some kind of complex albeit
    quite bitter cough syrup. Finish: long, all on the same notes even if
    quite unexpectedly, the aftertaste is rather rounder and sweeter. Yes,
    Chartreuse-y. Comments: you could think they have used pinewood for
    this. A very unusual, big and, as they say, captivating dram. SGP:571 - 87 points.

    whiskyfun.com

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